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Johannesburg airport heist causes panic

One armed robber has been killed in a shootout and another arrested following an attack on O.R. Tambo International Airport in South Africa. Reports say the incident occurred Saturday at a highway ramp after robbers allegedly fled from the airport’s ...

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Police: Nobody can stop Anambra guber election — not even IPOB

NIGERIA POLICE FORCE

Garba Umar, the Anambra police commissioner, says the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) cannot stop the November 18 governorship election in the state. Nnamdi Kanu, leader of IPOB, had recently said the election will not hold if the federal government ...

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Demand to close down al-Jazeera ‘unacceptable’ – UN

The UN says the demand by Saudi Arabia and three other Arab nations for Qatar to close down its al-Jazeera TV channel is an “unacceptable attack” on the right to freedoms of expression and opinion. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab ...

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We are not offering more financial support for Nigeria – EU

Michel Arrion, the European Union (EU) ambassador to Nigeria and ECOWAS, says EU cannot promise further financial assistance to Nigeria. Arrion made this known at a lecture which the IBB Golf Club organised in Abuja. The lecture had as its ...

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EU fines Google a record $2.7b

Google, a unit of Alphabet, the world’s leading technology company, has been slammed a record $2.7 billion fine by Europe’s anti-trust agency. The fine signalled a tough stance by the agency in the first of three investigations into the company’s ...

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Russia, Ukraine under severe cyber-attack

A massive cyber-attack has affected Russian and Ukrainian companies and government agencies. The virus known as Petya has affected Rosneft, Bashneft, Mars, Nivea and Mondelez, the International producer of Alpen Gold chocolate – all Russian companies. Affected Ukrainian establishments are ...

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Use of Chemical Weapon: Trump warns Assad of consequences

U.S. President Donald Trump has sent a strong warning to Syrian President Bashar Assad over another plan to use chemical weapons on civilians including children. A statement issued Monday night by Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the Trump administration discovered ...

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Akinwumi Adesina wins 2017 Nobel prize for food and agriculture

Akinwumi Adesina, the president of African Development Bank (AfDB), has been named the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate. NAN reports that Adesina, whose name was selected on Monday in Washington DC, becomes the 46th recipient and the sixth African to ...

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Facebook to start TV broadcast, game shows

Facebook will soon start production of high-quality television series and gaming shows to be broadcast on its platform, one of the social media giant’s executives said on Monday. The online platform, which has around two billion monthly users worldwide, is ...

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SALLAH TRAGEDY: 120 die in oil tanker fire

Over 100 people have died and another 100 injured after an overturned oil tanker caught fire. The tragedy at the Ahmad Sharqia area of Bahawalpur in Pakistan on Sunday morning occurred as a crowd attempted to scoop fuel from the ...

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